GAMIFICATION WORKSHOP with TERRY RYAN

GAMIFICATION 3-DAY DOG TRAINER WORKSHOP with Terry Ryan

December 15-17th, 2017 in Hale’iwa, O’ahu, Hawaii

(Approved for 21 CEUs for CPDTs and KPA-CTPs)

Gamification is the buzzword for a popular trend in adult education. Dog training classes fall under adult education, even though we seem to be (somewhat wrongly) concentrating on the dogs. Terry has almost fifty continuous years of experience as a dog-training class instructor. Her classes have included carefully conducted games to increase the reliability of core behavioral skills amid distractions. Each game has an application to everyday life situations. The games stress education rather than competition, and fun rather than chaos. Not interested in “games?” Replace the word “game” with the phrase “fluency exercise” and we’ll still be on the same page.

Teaching a dog training class is not easy. Not only do you need to be a skilled trainer, but you need to keep a group of dogs and people focused and motivated. The use of training games to teach new behaviors and improve others is one way to make your classes more successful. This 3-day course is based on Terry’s new book Gamify Your Dog Training, which contains over 70 different games that help people and dogs practice basic manners and good citizenship skills while having fun. A shorter version of this course has been taught at Clicker Expo.

In the course, Terry will demonstrate how she gives feedback during the games and how she chooses games to match the skills and needs of her learners. Time is taken on the spot to observe canine body language and to identify application of skills to everyday, good citizen manners. Strategies are discussed for helping dogs and dog owners be confident and successful in different situations, situations that are presented here as games, and then later in the real world.

The course material will be conveyed by Powerpoint presentations, video, interactive exercises, demos and hands-on work with people and dogs. Terry Ryan teaches 100% of the course!

Registrants will also be added to a private Facebook group where they can get to know each other and Terry before the workshop begins. Participants will most likely come from various countries and backgrounds in animal training, so it should be a unique experience and a great networking opportunity. To share more information, we will make your “live” experience while in Hawaii different from, but relating to, the material in the book.

Photo by Tor Johnson

FUN ACTIVITIES

Optional fun activities with Terry will be offered for the day before (Dec. 14) and day after (Dec. 18) the workshop. The activities may include whale watching, swimming with sharks, watching the world famous Vans Triple Crown surf contest, an educational visit with the animal trainers at Sea Life Park, and/or a visit to a local dog shelter or horse rescue.

TRAVEL and ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

The airport you will fly into is Honolulu International Airport (airport code HNL).  Please do not fly into another airport in Hawaii, as it is probably on the wrong island!

Recommendations for accommodations in the area are listed HERE.

The workshop will most likely be held in downtown Haleiwa, so it would be best if you could stay in one of the following areas: Waialua, Mokuleia, or Haleiwa (west of Papailoa Road).  If you stay in Haleiwa east of Papailoa Road, you may get stuck in traffic commuting to and from the workshop.

If you wish to share a rental car with other workshop participants, please post on the Gamification Facebook group page. Please friend “Kyoko Johnson” and you will receive an invitation after registering.

Photo by Tor Johnson

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DATE December 15-17th, 2017
TIME 9am to 5pm each day
LOCATION Haleiwa, Oahu
REGISTRATION PRICE $450 **
LUNCH $35 to add daily lunches
CEUs
21 CEUs for CPDTs and KPA-CTPs

** Fee includes course handouts, group photo, certificate of completion, light breakfast and afternoon snacks, coffee and tea each day of the workshop.

Cancellation/Refund policy: The general terms of the cancellation policy are stated below. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us BEFORE you register for the workshop.

If you choose to cancel your registration for this workshop, please notify us in writing (e-mail, letter.) If your cancellation notification is received no later than 45 days before the first day of the workshop, you will receive a refund of 50% of the paid registration fee less a $75 processing charge. If your cancellation notification is received no later than 30 days before the first day of the workshop, you will receive a refund of 25% of the paid registration fee less a $75 processing charge. NO refunds of paid registration fees will be issued if your cancellation notice is received less than 30 days before the first day of the workshop. This policy is without exception.

 

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To pay via check (US Dollars) please make payable to Country Canine LLC and mail to 67-321 Kiapoko Place, Waialua HI 96791, USA. Please contact Kyoko at kyoko@countrycaninehawaii.com or (808) 728-8415 with any questions.

 

ABOUT TERRY RYAN

Above: Clicker training a chicken

Terry Ryan is an internationally renowned dog trainer with over 40 years of experience, not only in training dogs but in coaching dog owners and dog trainers. She is a faculty member of the Karen Pryor Academy, a regular speaker at Clicker Expo, and is the author of Coaching People to Train Their Dogs. Terry is a highly sought out speaker and teaches seminars all over the world.

Read more about Terry Ryan at Legacy Canine’s website:

http://www.legacycanine.com